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Navigating the highways of life - GPS devices

There's nothing more exciting than traveling somewhere you've never been. But driving through an unknown locale can be as stressful as navigating an alien landscape.

A navigational GPS (Global Positioning System) from Garmin, TomTom or Mio can be your guide within North America. Mount them directly on your dashboard and you'll have a voice telling you exactly how to get from point A to point B. With some, you can even pick the accent and gender of the voice.

They're pre-loaded with maps of Canada and US and can get you from Toronto to Albuquerque via satellite connectivity with no wise cracks about your driving skills.

Expect to spend at least $150 at any major local electronics retailer (Staples, Best Buy, Source). Spending more gets you added bells and whistles on the core mapping technology (like MP3, language variety, traffic alerts, etc) but most users are fine with a basic model.

~ Stacy, New Jersey

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